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Iowa DNR investigating two hunting incidents involving guns

Iowa DNR investigating two hunting incidents involving guns

WARREN COUNTY – The Iowa DNR is investigating two hunting incidents involving guns. On December 22, 2019, around 10:30am, Austin Pontier of St. Charles was shot by a member of…

Women’s College Basketball: UNI’s Cavey named MVC Newcomer of the Week

Women’s College Basketball: UNI’s Cavey named MVC Newcomer of the Week

ST. LOUIS – Kristina Cavey scored a season-high 20 points and grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds to record a double-double for the first time in her career and lead UNI…

IS BUYING TRADELINES ILLEGAL?

Credit reports often display the credit accounts you’ve opened and these accounts are generally referred to as tradelines. There are individual tradelines for every credit card and loan. These tradelines…

Dating Success: Nerds Can Find Love Too

If you try too much, you’ll probably end up disappointed. In most cases, this is what happens when we undervalue, misread signals, or become too much when trying to win…

Schickel to swear-in elected officials this week

Schickel to swear-in elected officials this week

MASON CITY – On Friday, December 27 at 4:00 pm, Mason City Mayor Bill Schickel will swear in City Council members and Park Board members that were elected into office this…

Consumers were deceptively charged monthly fee, Iowa attorney general alleges 

Consumers were deceptively charged monthly fee, Iowa attorney general alleges 

DES MOINES — All Iowans who purchased the “Miracle Scraper” ice scraper — including those unknowingly enrolled in an auto membership club — will receive complete refunds under a settlement reached with the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. Iowa Attorney…

Northern Iowa man accused of attempted murder after stabbing

Northern Iowa man accused of attempted murder after stabbing

SAC CITY – An Northern Iowa man is behind bars after he was arrested and charged with attempted murder connected to a stabbing in Sac City. On December 23, 2019…

Todd Blodgett Opinion: IMPEACHMENT HANDS TRUMP RE-ELECTION

Todd Blodgett Opinion: IMPEACHMENT HANDS TRUMP RE-ELECTION

President Trump’s impeachment likely assures Republicans of approximately 400 Electoral votes in 2020.  While this fiasco briefly assuaged their bottled-up anger, the long-term consequences for the Democrats will only compound…

OBIT: Karen Funte, 65, of Charles City

OBIT: Karen Funte, 65, of Charles City

Karen Funte, 65, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2019 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. A memorial service for Karen Funte will be held…

Woman charged with felonies in Worth county after fake cancer claim and accepting donations

Woman charged with felonies in Worth county after fake cancer claim and accepting donations

NORTHWOOD – A woman has been charged with felonies in Worth county after a fake cancer claim and accepting donations to ease her fake suffering. After a two month long…

Insurance company settles Jodie Anderson lawsuit against Mason City Community School District

Insurance company settles Jodie Anderson lawsuit against Mason City Community School District

MASON CITY – The civil suit filed by former Director of Human Resources, Jodie Anderson, which alleged an equal pay claim against the Mason City School District, has been resolved.…

OBIT: Elaine Olson, 93, of St. Ansgar

OBIT: Elaine Olson, 93, of St. Ansgar

Elaine Olson, 93, of St. Ansgar, formerly Floyd and Charles City, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Society in St. Ansgar. A funeral service for Elaine…

Gov. Reynolds names members of Iowa 2020 Census Complete Count Committee

Gov. Reynolds names members of Iowa 2020 Census Complete Count Committee

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds named 30 people to the Iowa 2020 Census Complete Count Committee today. The committee, which will be chaired by Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and vice-chaired…

DEA and FDA shut down 44 websites advertising illegal vaping cartridges

DEA and FDA shut down 44 websites advertising illegal vaping cartridges

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the seizure of 44 website domains offering to sell illicit vaping cartridges containing THC…

College Football: Iowa’s Duncan earns consensus All-America Honors

College Football: Iowa’s Duncan earns consensus All-America Honors

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa junior kicker Keith Duncan has earned consensus All-America honors for his play during the 2019 season. The consensus All-America honors were announced Friday by…

College Basketball: Iowa State 89, Purdue Fort Wayne 59

College Basketball: Iowa State 89, Purdue Fort Wayne 59

AMES – Iowa State notched a non-conference victory Sunday in a home contest, beating Purdue Fort Wayne 89-59. Iowa State (7-4) built a double-digit first-half lead over the Mastadoons of…

Iowa woman sentenced to almost a decade in federal prison for trying to distribute over 5 Kilos of meth

Iowa woman sentenced to almost a decade in federal prison for trying to distribute over 5 Kilos of meth

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa woman has received a stiff prison sentence after trying deal meth. Dana Lee Clatt, age 38, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was sentenced to nearly a…

Women’s College Basketball: UNI defeats Iowa State, 71-63

Women’s College Basketball: UNI defeats Iowa State, 71-63

AMES – UNI women’s basketball went on a 16-0 fourth-quarter run and the Panthers outscored Iowa State 24-14 in the final frame to earn a 71-63 win over the Cyclones to…

McAfee Parental Control: Is It Worth It? 

Children start using the internet as early as three years old. Even more alarming, they spend twice as long online as their parents assume. More often than not, parents are…

Cory Booker closes out five-day tour across Iowa in Mt. Pleasant, Indianola, and Urbandale

Cory Booker closes out five-day tour across Iowa in Mt. Pleasant, Indianola, and Urbandale

DES MOINES – Cory Booker returned to Iowa for five days to make the case to Iowans as to why he is the candidate with the experience and vision to…

Wrong-way driver in Marshall county claims life of woman and her dog

Wrong-way driver in Marshall county claims life of woman and her dog

MARSHALL COUNTY, IOWA – Authorities were alerted via multiple 911 calls Saturday evening about a wrong way driving on Highway 30 in Marshall county which resulted in a fatal collision.…

College Wrestling: Iowa’s Spencer Lee wins U.S. Nationals, earns berth to Olympic Trials

College Wrestling: Iowa’s Spencer Lee wins U.S. Nationals, earns berth to Olympic Trials

FORT WORTH, TX – University of Iowa junior Spencer Lee defeated Nathan Tomasello, 8-2, on Sunday in Forth Worth, Texas, to win the United States Senior Nationals title at 57 kg.…

Amy Klobuchar to complete tour of Iowa’s 99 counties before year’s end 

Amy Klobuchar to complete tour of Iowa’s 99 counties before year’s end 

DES MOINES — Amy For America announced today that Senator Amy Klobuchar will become the first top-tier candidate for president to visit all of Iowa’s 99 counties before the February…

College Basketball: UNI defeats Marshall, 88-80

College Basketball: UNI defeats Marshall, 88-80

CEDAR FALLS – The UNI men’s basketball team took on the Herd of Marshall in the McLeod Center on Sunday afternoon, moving to 11-1 on the season with an 88-80…

One dead, at least 6 hurt in shooting near Twin Cities

One dead, at least 6 hurt in shooting near Twin Cities

SPRING LAKE PARK, MN – A shooter killed one person and wounded at least six others in an attack at a Twin Cities-area restaurant Sunday morning. On Sunday,December 22, 2019…

New lithograph on display at MacNider Art Museum in Mason City

New lithograph on display at MacNider Art Museum in Mason City

MASON CITY – The MacNider Art Museum in Mason City has purchased a lithograph by famed American artist Mary Cassatt which once belonged to the MacNider family.  The piece was…

Mason City doctor fined by Iowa Board of Medicine after charge of improper pain management

Mason City doctor fined by Iowa Board of Medicine after charge of improper pain management

DES MOINES – A doctor practicing in Mason City is working through an Iowa Board of Medicine charge of improper pain management, state documents show. Janice A. Kirsch, M.D., a 56-year-old…

Pete Buttigieg announces an Immigration Policy for A New Era 

Pete Buttigieg announces an Immigration Policy for A New Era 

SOUTH BEND, IN  — Today, Pete for America released “I was a stranger and you welcomed me: An Immigration Policy for A New Era,” a comprehensive immigration policy that lays…

Iowa social media influencer sentenced to 14 years in federal prison after plotting to hijack internet domain

Iowa social media influencer sentenced to 14 years in federal prison after plotting to hijack internet domain

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who enlisted his cousin to break into a Cedar Rapids man’s home and order him at gunpoint to transfer an Internet domain was sentenced today…

Gov. Reynolds launches public awareness campaign to combat youth vaping

Gov. Reynolds launches public awareness campaign to combat youth vaping

DES MOINES –  Gov. Kim Reynolds, Iowa Department of Public Health (DPH), and the Iowa Department of Education (DOE) launched a new vaping awareness and prevention campaign aimed at informing…

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa defeats Drake, 79-67, led by Makenzie Meyer’s 24 points

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa defeats Drake, 79-67, led by Makenzie Meyer’s 24 points

IOWA CITY – Makenzie Meyer led Iowa to a victory over Drake, netting 24 points in the Hawkeye’s 79-67 win. The Hawkeyes have won 27 consecutive home games, ranking third…

College Basketball: Iowa outlasts Cincinnati on neutral court, 77-70

College Basketball: Iowa outlasts Cincinnati on neutral court, 77-70

CHICAGO – Iowa continued its unlikely successful season with a neutral court victory over Cincinnati in Chicago, beating the Bearcats 77-70 Saturday night. Redshirt freshman and Cincinnati native CJ Fredrick…

Mason City woman arrested after lighting blaze next to house with infant inside

Mason City woman arrested after lighting blaze next to house with infant inside

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OBIT: Joseph “Joey” (Patten) Brennan, Jr., 36, of Charles City

OBIT: Joseph “Joey” (Patten) Brennan, Jr., 36, of Charles City

Joseph “Joey” (Patten) Brennan, Jr., 36, of Charles City, passed away Friday, December 13, 2019 at his home. A funeral service for Joey Brennan will be held at 10:30 a.m.…

City of Mason City expense report for Dec. 19, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Dec. 19, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 12/19/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 110.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 50,721.20 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES OFFICE SUPPLIES 126.82 AMERICAN WATERWORKS…

Two Northern Iowans arrested after meth and weed found in house

Two Northern Iowans arrested after meth and weed found in house

SAC CITY, IOWA – Two Northern Iowans were arrested after meth and weed were found in a house, recently. On December 13, 2019 the Sac City Police Department served a…

Iowa woman charged with attempted murder for running down child because she is “a Mexican”

Iowa woman charged with attempted murder for running down child because she is “a Mexican”

CLIVE, IOWA – An Iowa woman allegedly intentionally used her car to run down a child who was walking on a  sidewalk and told police she did it because of…

Waverly man charged after running over man who was already lying in the road

Waverly man charged after running over man who was already lying in the road

WAVERLY – A Waverly man was charged with a crime after the car he was driving ran over a man who was lying in the road, then left the scene…

Five North Iowans split $1 million lottery prize

Five North Iowans split $1 million lottery prize

ELDORA – Five friends who chipped in to buy lottery tickets together had quite a moment today as they claimed a $1 million Mega Millions® prize. Tim Harless of Eldora…

House overwhelmingly passes USMCA trade deal

House overwhelmingly passes USMCA trade deal

DES MOINES – Thursday, Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to ratify the U.S. Mexico Trade Agreement (USMCA): “Today’s vote is a…